Thursday, January 12, 2006


I'm all for dramatic hearings for Supreme Court Nominees, especially when they're Republicans.

I've missed all of Alito's hearings - gotta make money for the bosses - but the "uproar" over the Dem's repeated questioning regarding Alito's membership in CAP is a bit absurd. This is politics, my friends, and if someone was involved in a group whose motives are questionable, they should be prepared to face the music. It's ridiculous to think the Dems wouldn't harp on this.

Of course, Alito didn't realize what CAP stood for. Why he'd put it on a job application when he supposedly had no idea what it was about remains unanswered.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"His claimed lack of recollection of his membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton -- which he highlighted in a 1985 job application with the Reagan administration -- defies credibility. This was not an obscure club, but a group that was attracting national attention with its assertion that the university was lowering its standards in admitting more women and minorities -- and fewer children of alumni. Does anyone really believe that an alumnus as astute as Alito would be oblivious to its activities, or the message its inclusion on a job application might send?"

Why was this the line of questioning that caused Alito's wife to break down and leave the hearings?

Does she know something we don't know?

I don't trust him. But I don't trust any of them.


At 11:58 AM, Blogger Jackson said...

Crying is a sign of weakness. If he's got a weak wife, we can infer that he finds weakness attractive, and as such would be unfit for the Supreme Court.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

I don't understand what this has to do with his jurisprudence. Is there something in his record that reflects this supposed flaw in his personality? If there were, don't you think that the Senators would spend their time focusing on that?

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Chrispy said...

As soon as someone in his position (or potential position) starts with the "I don't recall" crap, you have to question their honesty (or at least memory).

He could just answer the question honestly. Maybe he did. Either way, it's shady.

Since this is a lifetime appointment, and one that carries an enormous amount of weight, there shouldn't be anything off limits - particularly since Alito himself referenced the group in a job application.

All that being said, it's not like I'm a Ted Kennedy fan or anything.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

What, crying, or whatever it was Chris was talking about? Either way, I suppose it's about character, and his is of the low variety. He's a racist, a liar, and a booby head. In fact, I got an e-mail from Judge Alito just this morning:

I was so upset to hear that Dave Cavalier recovered from his illness, I was hoping he'd die in that hospital bed in San Francisco. It's his own fault for hanging out in a town infested with junkies and queers.


Judge Alito

P.S. Go Indy!"

Serious character flaws....

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Chrispy said...

Now, I'm not saying he's a racist. I have no evidence of that.

I'm not even saying he's a liar (he may honestly not remember the CAP).

I just think he SHOULD remember something like this, and if he doesn't.... well, that's weird.

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

He's a racist.


Wee wee's.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

Jackson's famous blindfolded and swinging at the political piƱata comments.

Although I did hear Joe Biden ask,"Sir, are you now, or have you ever been a booby head?" After covering the mic and confiring with his council he said this, "I can only say that I like boobies. Thank you."

At 4:24 PM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

Tell me you noticed the little squiggly above the "n" in pinata...

Oh Hells Yeah!!!

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

Tony's usual dismissal of Jackson's incisive and unbiased political commentary.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

...if Alito came out pro-boobie, I'd feel much better about what appears to be a forgone conclusion, that is that he's gonna get the job.

Wire hangers anyone?

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Hue B. Mooksuki said...

She wasn't crying after the hearing when she was getting interviewed by the jack ass Hannitys of the world...

Croc tears... my kids do it all the time, Alito's wife is REALLY GOOD at it.


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